Moritz Stoppelkamp said shooting was the only option when he picked up the ball inside his own penalty area.
Bayern Munich dropped Bundesliga points for only the second time this season, as Borussia Dortmund were defeated.
An incredible 80-yard goal from Moritz Stoppelkamp continued Paderborn's dream start to life in the Bundesliga.
Newly-promoted pair Paderborn and Cologne extended their unbeaten starts to the campaign with a goalless draw on Saturday.
Paderborn picked up their first-ever Bundesliga win in style by winning 3-0 at Hamburg.
Paderborn were denied a dream start to life in the Bundesliga as Koo Ja-cheol netted a penalty to salvage a 2-2 for Mainz.